Brisbane isn’t short on great bars. If you’re a wine lover though, you might be after somewhere with staff that are a little more knowledgeable and a wine list with some stronger contenders – we’ve got the best spots for you.
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Nestled in Brisbane’s inner northern suburb of Alderley, Ploughman is a gem of a bar. The owners are always friendly and knowledgeable about every drop they serve. It’s the perfect venue to chat over a casual glass of wine, house-made pickles and cheese board.
A few steps from the reputable Gerard’s Bistro on the beautiful James Street is the equally fabulous Gerard’s Bar. The bar serves Spanish cured meats and share plates, alongside a carefully curated wine and beer list. The staff will happily talk you through everything on their menu.
Think vintage decor, comfortable chesterfields and a cosy vibe and you’ve got The Gresham. Set in a heritage-listed building, staff at The Gresham know their wine and will set you up with the perfect glass in the comfort of a gorgeous leather lounge.
Maker is a hole-in-the-wall set up, but it packs a punch with its gorgeous design and superb wine list. They are also known for a unique take on their charcuterie, serving delicious goodies like venison, buffalo and wild boar.
Proud Henry is known for stocking unique international wines that are completely new to Brisbane’s wine scene. Carefully curated, this bar has a wine list with only 12 beauties on it. If you’re a gin lover, this is definitely the place for you too.
Claret House has become something of a well known establishment in Teneriffe. A wine lover is sure to be happy here with an extensive list of old and new wines from across the world to choose from – not to mention some delicious rustic tapas.